Delicious Zucchini Bread and Muffins

Zucchini bread and muffins to help with lunch prep and satisfy those hungry kids with a delicious snack. #peanutfreerecipe #dairyfreerecipe #zucchinirecipe #zucchinibread #zucchinimuffins #dairyfreerecipe

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Summer has wound down to the start of school. That means my vegetable garden is overflowing and I need to come up with snacks and lunches for my boys. Zucchini bread and muffins to the rescue! I struggle with coming up with tasty cold lunches for my school age kiddos. D-Man and Big-C have about 20 minutes to eat lunch so I need to make something they want to eat and can eat fast. My boys ARE NOT fast eaters. I have found that quick breads and muffins work great for getting in some nutrients while keeping them satisfied.Zucchini bread and muffins to help with lunch prep and satisfy those hungry kids with a delicious snack. #peanutfreerecipe #dairyfreerecipe #zucchinirecipe #zucchinibread #zucchinimuffins #dairyfreerecipe


D-Man has food allergies (tree-nut, peanut, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and fish) therefor all my recipes are free of these ingredients. Instead of nuts in my quick breads I tend to add dried fruit like apricots, raisins or craisins. This results in helping my other son, Big-C. Big-C has Down syndrome and tends to need a little assistance to keep him regular. Dried fruits help to stimulate his gastro-intestinal tract just enough to keep him comfortable. (bet you thought you wouldn’t be learning about that in a delicious recipe post!)

Zucchini bread and muffins to help with lunch prep and satisfy those hungry kids with a delicious snack. #peanutfreerecipe #dairyfreerecipe #zucchinirecipe #zucchinibread #zucchinimuffins #dairyfreerecipe

Pretty much this zucchini bread is a win for the whole family!! This is a quick bread recipe that can be split between two bread pans. I like to split it between a loaf pan and muffin tins. The muffins travel better in the boys’ lunch boxes rather than slices of bread. Also I can keep the bread at home for me….and the rest of us!

Delicious Zucchini Bread and Muffins

Zucchini bread and muffins to help with lunch prep and satisfy those hungry kids with a delicious snack. #peanutfreerecipe #dairyfreerecipe #zucchinirecipe #zucchinibread #zucchinimuffins #dairyfreerecipe

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
  2. Beat together eggs, sugar and oil.
  3. Mix in zucchini, raisins and vanilla.
  4. In separate bowl mix together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until evenly distributed.
  5. Combine wet and dry ingredients, fold in until completely combined, don't over mix.
  6. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans. OR Prepare muffin tins. OR 1 loaf pan and 6 muffin slots.
  7. Bake bread loaf for 1 hour, bake muffins for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted come out clean.
  8. Cool in pan for 20 minutes, then remove from pans and allow to fully cool on rack.
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We recently got back from a weekend get-away and this zucchini bread was a great extra item to pack for our go to snacks. Due to D-Man’s allergies we don’t eat out much and usually pack everything we plan on eating for the whole weekend. This weekend get away included my mom who also has an intolerance for dairy. We went dairy free in addition to nut free on this bread. It was hearty enough to satisfy cravings and yummy enough to make little tired boys happy.Zucchini bread and muffins to help with lunch prep and satisfy those hungry kids with a delicious snack. #peanutfreerecipe #dairyfreerecipe #zucchinirecipe #zucchinibread #zucchinimuffins #dairyfreerecipe

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Zucchini bread and muffins to help with lunch prep and satisfy those hungry kids with a delicious snack. #peanutfreerecipe #dairyfreerecipe #zucchinirecipe #zucchinibread #zucchinimuffins #dairyfreerecipe
Zucchini bread and muffins to help with lunch prep and satisfy those hungry kids with a delicious snack. #peanutfreerecipe #dairyfreerecipe #zucchinirecipe #zucchinibread #zucchinimuffins #dairyfreerecipe